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CAC innovates to keep community connected to the arts

Posted 3/27/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like other businesses and nonprofits in the Golden Triangle, the Columbus Arts Council is absorbing the shock of measures to prevent spread of COVID-19.

Police set up checkpoints to enforce curfew in Columbus

Posted 3/25/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department will set up checkpoints throughout the city at night to enforce the curfew the city council implemented over the weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Paccar halts production at Columbus plant through April 6

Posted 3/25/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paccar Engine Company became the first local industry to close operations in response to the COVID-19 virus.

 

Police investigate shooting in north Columbus

Posted 3/25/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a shooting outside an apartment complex Monday night.

 

Lowndes County administrator chooses to resign as of Sept. 30

Posted 3/24/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley has opted to leave his position effective Sept. 30. Billingsley said he submitted a retirement letter to the county board of supervisors Monday evening.

Columbus Air Force Base confirms one case of COVID-19

Posted 3/24/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities at Columbus Air Force Base on Monday confirmed a case of COVID-19 coronavirus in a government civilian who works on base.

Lowndes supes enact curfew, restrictions on restaurants, gatherings

Posted 3/24/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors took action Monday to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus by instituting a curfew, closing non-essential businesses in the county and directing restaurants to close their dining rooms to customers.

Monday Profile: Phinisey turns lifelong love of fitness into inspiration for others

Posted 3/23/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tony Phinisey has been a full-time personal trainer for about three years now, but his passion for fitness goes back 50 years or more.

Local physicians offer guidance on COVID-19 prevention, testing

Posted 3/21/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. James Woodard is urging Golden Triangle residents to take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

Supervisor: Lowndes administrator told to resign or be fired

Posted 3/21/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County supervisor told The Dispatch on Saturday that some members of the board are trying to force County Administrator Ralph Billingsley out of his job.

Columbus enacts curfew, restrictions on restaurants, gatherings

Posted 3/21/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council took decisive action Saturday to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, enacting a general curfew, limiting restaurant operations and social gatherings, and ordering many businesses to close entirely until further notice.

Doctor: 3 patients at Baptist in Columbus test positive for COVID-19

Posted 3/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A doctor from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle confirmed three patients at the hospital had tested positive for COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

CLW will not disconnect customers, charge late fees until further notice

Posted 3/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water will not disconnect customers or charge late fees for its services until further notice, the utility's board voted Thursday.

City, county declare local emergencies for COVID-19

Posted 3/18/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The spread of COVID-19 dominated discussion at Tuesday evening's Columbus City Council meeting, with the council voting unanimously to declare a local emergency in the city.

Lowndes elections to return to paper ballots

Posted 3/18/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It appears Lowndes County elections will return to paper ballots but not in time for November.

Council to meet with no audience; State Coronavirus cases reach 21

Posted 3/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Starting Tuesday, Columbus City Council meetings will be closed to public attendance until further notice due to the risk of large gatherings amid the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Mayor Robert Smith announced at a press conference at the City Hall Monday afternoon.

CMSD offers Wi-Fi hotspots during closure

Posted 3/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District students will have access to the district's Wi-Fi network at various points throughout the city while school is out for the COVID-19 pandemic, Superintendent Cherie Labat told the board of trustees during a special-call meeting Monday afternoon.

'Sonic' Johnson appointed to CVB board

Posted 3/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 22 years, Richard "Sonic" Johnson served at the Columbus Air Force Base as a pilot. For another 15, he was the public affairs director on base.

 

Wings Over Columbus canceled

Posted 3/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Wings Over Columbus Air Show has been canceled, according to the event website.

 

 

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